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Lisa Robertson’s bottomless novel of authorship and Baudelaire – Jennifer Krasinski – Bookforum Magazine

Lisa Robertson’s bottomless novel of authorship and Baudelaire – Jennifer Krasinski

Source: Lisa Robertson’s bottomless novel of authorship and Baudelaire – Jennifer Krasinski – Bookforum Magazine

2018 Summer Writing Program

Source: 2018 Summer Writing Program

The Collective BY LISA ROBERTSON

Robertson

The Collective at Poetry Foundation

Lisa Robertson: Theory, A City | Lemon Hound

Lisa Robertson: Theory, A City | Lemon Hound.

Etel Adnan by Lisa Robertson | BOMB Magazine

 

Untitled, 2004, ink on paper, 7 x 100 inches.

BOMB Magazine — Etel Adnan by Lisa Robertson.

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Etel Adnan

from the spring flowers

Lisa Robertson on Dionne Brand :: Lemon Hound

Dionne Brand

In another place, not here, a woman might touch
something between beauty and nowhere, back there
and here, might pass hand over hand her own
trembling life, but I have tried to imagine a sea not
bleeding, a girl’s glance full as a verse, a woman
growing old and never crying to a radio hissing of a
black boy’s murder. I have tried to keep my throat
gurgling like a bird’s. I have listened to the hard
gossip of race that inhabits this road. Even in this I
have tried to hum mud and feathers and sit peacefully
in this foliage of bones and rain. I have chewed a few
votive leaves here, their taste already disenchanting
my mothers. I have tried to write this thing calmly
even as its lines burn to a close. I have come to know
something simple. Each sentence realised or
dreamed jumps like a pulse with history and takes a
side. What I say in any language is told in faultless
knowledge of skin, in drunkenness and weeping,
told as a woman without matches and tinder, not in
words and in words and in words learned by heart,
told in secret and not in secret, and listen, does not
burn out or waste and is plenty and pitiless and loves.

– from No Language is Neutral (McClelland & Stewart)

Lisa Robertson on Dionne Brand | Lemon Hound.